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  • Summary: Build your own Jurassic World for the first time or relive the adventure on the go with Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition! Packed with every piece of downloadable content available, Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch includes all three major narrativeBuild your own Jurassic World for the first time or relive the adventure on the go with Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition! Packed with every piece of downloadable content available, Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch includes all three major narrative expansions – Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary, and Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu- as well as four Dinosaur Packs and the Raptor Squad Skin Collection.

    Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of The Cinco Muertes Archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for science, entertainment or security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.

    Bioengineer over 60 dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviours, traits and appearances, then contain and profit from them to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA.

    Control the big picture with deep management tools or go hands-on to confront challenges on the ground or in the air. Expand your islands and choose your own journey in an captivating narrative featuring iconic characters from across the film franchise and decades of Jurassic World lore at your fingertips.

    Embark on a journey with captivating stories, challenging missions and more remarkable dinosaurs with three major expansions:

    Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park: Following the events of the iconic 1993 film, you are invited to return to the island where it all started to rebuild the original Jurassic Park. Reclaim the park from the dinosaurs, rebuild beloved locations, and overcome challenges guided by Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm in an original narrative voiced by the film cast.

    Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary: The once dormant Mt. Sibo is expected to erupt at any time and threatens to send the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar back to extinction. Leap into action with former Jurassic World Park Operations Manager, Claire Dearing, and work together on this rescue mission to save these magnificent creatures.

    Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu: Hidden within Las Cinco Muertes is an intriguing storyline featuring campaign missions from Dr. Henry Wu, who remains dedicated to his research with hybrid dinosaurs.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    90
    Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition is an excellent port that invites us to play and that manages to make us forget even its low resolution in handheld mode. A must-see experience for lovers of management games and scientifically incorrect dinosaurs.
  2. Jun 2, 2021
    83
    Provided you can overlook plenty of gaps in logic (not to mention hideous graphics and lousy voice acting), there’s something to be said for Jurassic World Evolution. It may not be the greatest amusement park sim or city builder the Switch has to offer, but it’s solid enough in its own right that it’s at least pretty fun time.
  3. Nov 3, 2020
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition comes packed with content even for the most ardent of Jurassic Park fans. Frontier has an eye for detail and although there's a small compromise in terms of total dinosaur population the payoff is a surprisingly smooth experience.
  4. 80
    Jurassic World Evolution looks great on my TV, and while it’s perfectly serviceable in handheld mode, there’s definitely a graphical hit—everything looks much fuzzier. Depending on what scenario you’re playing in, you’ll hear some famous legacy voices, most notably Jeff Goldblum introducing the game and chiming in every now and then to give a warning about whatever the project division heads are suggesting. I really enjoy Jurassic World Evolution, despite my historical distaste for city/park sims. I’m sure this is mostly due to the dinosaurs themselves, but it’s also not overly complicated.
  5. Nov 3, 2020
    75
    Jurassic World Complete Edition is a technical marvel on Switch. Delivering everything in a single package, this version of the game carries with it all three expansion packs, and all of the optional dino packs, making it the most complete version to date. While the undocked version is slightly lower fidelity, it’s a small concession for being able to build your own ill-advised dino park on the go.
  6. Nov 3, 2020
    70
    If you are willing to accept technical shortcomings, mainly in certain menus and at ground level, as well as a clearly impoverished aesthetic on Nintendo Switch, you will have, with Jurassic World Evolution - Complete Edition, a solid edition, with intuitive handling. and more than solid lifespan. While docked mode is to be avoided, nomadic mode offers better performance, not always stunning, but stable enough not to spoil the experience.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    40
    Jurassic World Evolution was never a perfect game, but there were some fans of the Jurassic Park franchise that felt it was worth their time. Despite the shallow simulation aspects and repetitive tasks forced on them, many players still enjoyed creating and admiring the various dinosaurs in their park. Because of the poor graphics on the Nintendo Switch version of Jurassic World Evolution, however, there is little here to keep players entertained - and those interested in the premise are better off revisiting its previous platforms instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 26, 2020
    9
    I've played it for 90 hours (and going up). I did the campaign of main story and all DLCs, and it was fun. I'm doing the challenge mode to getI've played it for 90 hours (and going up). I did the campaign of main story and all DLCs, and it was fun. I'm doing the challenge mode to get all skins now. I must say that if it's your first time playing this kind of game, it may be tiresome or boring sometimes, however, when you get used to, it's way funny and entertaining. I must point that, so far, it's kinda blurry on handheld mode, but with every update it seems it's sighly better on hand-held. Docked it looks brilliant, so far, most times it goes 30 FPS but if there are a lot of items onscreen it may go down from 30 to 25, also, rarely, during auto saving, screen may freeze (however it seems it's my TV, not game itself since this does not happen while handheld). If we talk about content, frontier gave us a 120$ game+dlc for 60$< which is quite nice, however we're missing only the Vivid pattern Ankylosaurus skin (which, in my opinion, looks like jungle one). I would have loved some amphibians, Crocs or any aquatic reptiles, as so far we only got Pteranodon as the only non-dino in our parks. There's nothing else I must say about, besides obviously, that it looks like if you we're playing on middle graphics on a PC (720p docked and 540p on hand-held), however if you like the game, on dock graphics aren't gonna be a trouble, on handheld however I recommend taking breaks sometimes since it may be possible that your eyes "feel heavy" since you gotta force vision. But that's all, I really enjoyed it, and if you like park simulations and dinosaurs, I recommend this game. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2020
    8
    This version of the game contains all the DLC and plays just like its PC and console counterparts. This is a great port and a game the switchThis version of the game contains all the DLC and plays just like its PC and console counterparts. This is a great port and a game the switch needed.
    The only real limitations on this version of the game worth noting are:
    -100 dinosaur cap in each park
    - the visuals in handheld mode are not nearly as defined or clear as PC or console. Although blurry it is completely playable and aside from looking for individual dinosaurs in the parks it doesnt cause any issues playing while on the go.
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  3. Feb 3, 2021
    2
    It's incredible how an entire genre city-builders has disappeared due to a recurring trend of releases bearing the same exhausting trends:It's incredible how an entire genre city-builders has disappeared due to a recurring trend of releases bearing the same exhausting trends: unplayable, over-complication of the most basic/simple tasks (ie electricity), minimal tutorials leading to endless hours of youtube videos just to learn the basics. Tropico 6...Cities... I'm talking about you.

    I really wish that any future attempts within the city-builder genre would take one giant step back and merely focus on releasing a game that's playable on it's own, without relying on the gamer to invest hours on youtube. Basic tasks must remain simple and work every time - stop using substations for electricity since this clearly is a recurring problem in game after game (Why?). And for crying out loud, grant your gamers the ability to build over a goddam hill... (in Jurassic world you can't build anywhere since about 80% of the locations you try will have a building conflict... such as a hill).

    Simply put: Jurassic World will be unplayable for 99% of gamers.
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